Google and Facebook No Longer Require College Degree to Get a Job. Cool, Guess I’ll Just Throw Mine Out Now.

Washington Examiner – Big companies like Google, Apple, and IBM are no longer requiring applicants to hold a college degree. This is a significant change. Historically, employers have required a college degree whether or not it was necessary to do the job.

Welp, its official. The long con is complete. The world is no longer even pretending that my college degree is worth anything more than the paper it’s printed on.

I’ve been on both the Google and Facebook campuses and I can tell you those places are packed to the gills with people smarter than I could ever hope to be. So maybe they’re sick of having all type-A Mark Zuckerberg types bombing around the campus on their motorized skateboards? I don’t know, but what I do know is this officially ends the hope of any of us normies getting jobs at a mega company like Google or Facebook.

Now the guy who was smart enough to punt on going into massive college debt and take a few Codecademy classes instead is going to be jumping into the fray too? Welp, lets all hope the blog game catches fire because these college degrees no longer promise us anything; not even pretend value.

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4 Responses to Google and Facebook No Longer Require College Degree to Get a Job. Cool, Guess I’ll Just Throw Mine Out Now.

  1. Yep, more and more companies are joining the “actual work-skills over pieces of paper” set. In my opinion, our colleges have failed to keep up with what real companies need and as a result those coming out of them are starting out behind the rest of the group in tech. Heck even when I was hiring for office staff, I had better luck finding someone who was proficient in Excel, Word and Quick-books if I hired someone from the “no-college, but has office experience” crowd, than I did from the college degree only crowd. Sorry your degree isn’t helping. There are still companies that hold them in high regard, just not so much in the tech fields.

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    • Red says:

      All kidding aside, a college degree is definitely a door opener, but when we look at hiring people I do not care at all where they went to school. I would much rather talk to them about their work experiences regardless of what it has to do with their degree.

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      • Yes, the degree may still open some doors. The college experience itself also has value. My college degree holding offspring make about half what my work experience+certification offspring make. Both have roughly put in an equal amount of work/time to get where they are. My younger three didn’t bother with the college thing, but went straight for the certs+skills. I think those reaching a career choosing age would do well to explore the jobs they’d like to have and see what’s really needed to get one of them before committing to an investment of their time and money.

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      • Red says:

        Well put my friend

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